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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 9, 2014 8:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bil Walton

is arguably the worst announcer ever in hoops. insufferable.

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2014-01-10 04:29:14

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 10, 2014 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Er, idiosyncratic?

So who do you like? I'm an NBA fan and I like people who explain things that are happening and why in a relatively calm way - Doug Collins, Steve Kerr, Jeff Van Gundy come to mind. Reggie Miller is nice enough but he drives my nuts unless he's paired with someone who actually explains something.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 10, 2014 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

I'll give you two more of the worst: former Celtics, Russell and Heinsohn. They were/are terrible. Chuck, the Jet, Shaq, Miller--bleech! Agree about Kerr/JVG.

The Barry's aren't bad; dad wasn't so good though. Hmm, Oscar--all time great--was terrible too...just thought of that; hearing him do the color on the 75 Warriors championship is like nails on a chalkboard. It's doubly hard when you love the guy...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 10, 2014 2:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

The General - Robert Knight- is GREAT for college games - I always learn something.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 10, 2014 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Everyone has their skill set.

Actually I find Chuck quite smart about the game, but the main shtick for all of them is goofing. It's interesting to see Ernie in different situations. He's actually really good, but in that circumstance, he's just a circus ringleader. Ratings are good though!

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jan 10, 2014 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

I always thought Hubie Brown was insightful and not overbearing and I also think Van Gundy and Collins are at the top of their profession.Ernie does a great job on TNT's coverage of the PGA Championship.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 10, 2014 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Hubie is good. Few recall that both he and Chuck Daly spent time on the bench as asst coaches at Duke.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 11, 2014 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

More random thoughts; Yeah, Hubie is good; gotta love the hair, or lack thereof...and, to be honest, for all his faults, all his issues, YES!...I've come to be okay, almost, dare I say it, to enjoy Marv. That took a while.

He knows the game, though his ego gets in the way, his timing is almost always perfect.

I put him between the goofs, as DH aptly describes it, TNT crew (which my boys and I loved the first ten yrs--ie, the "decade in review" best of doohickey, if I have the timeline right, was great...Kenny jumping the speeding car like Kobe? brilliant. But it got old, eh?) style, and the pure announcer sorts...

Collins is the ONLY thing redeeming about that current crew with the gal and the punk that obsesses over Russell, and the off key JRose (gag me...).



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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jan 10, 2014 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

I didn't know that either them of had coached at Duke.I remember Hubie from his ABA days with the Colonels and then the Hawks.Daly I know from those great Piston teams.

I think we would all be remiss not mention the great Jack Ramsay.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 10, 2014 11:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

In the pic:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1211/nba-bill-walton-classic-photos/content.14.html

whole thing is worth a scroll…

Form wikipedia:
Brown's defensive mentality would carry on into his coaching career, which began in 1955 at St. Mary Academy in Little Falls, New York where he coached both basketball and baseball. He spent nine years at the high school level, including Cranford High School in Cranford, New Jersey and Fair Lawn High School in Fair Lawn, New Jersey before becoming an assistant coach for one season at the College of William and Mary in 1968. The following season, Brown joined Duke University as an assistant coach.
Milwaukee Bucks[edit]
Brown coached at Duke until 1972, when he joined the NBA as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks under Larry Costello. Milwaukee made the NBA Finals in 1974 with future Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, but fell in seven games to the Boston Celtics, who were led by their own superstars: Dave Cowens, John Havlicek, Jo Jo White and future Bucks coach Don Nelson.

Daly, who coached the original Dream Team to the Olympic gold medal in 1992 after winning back-to-back NBA championships with the Detroit Pistons, was an assistant coach at Duke under Vic Bubas from 1964-69. During that stretch, the Blue Devils won 20 or more games in a season four times with two ACC Championships (1964, 1966) and two NCAA Final Four appearances (1964, 1966).

Wooden's first championship for UCLA was over the Bubas coached Duke team.
http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=3735844


This post was modified by bluedevil on 2014-01-11 07:24:19

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jan 11, 2014 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Those were some excellent pictures seeing Maurice Lucas,Dave Twardzik and the old Suns center Alvan Adams brought me back to the '70's NBA.

I had forgotten Hubie was an assistant on those Bucks teams under Costello.

I no longer share your interest in the college game.It lost it's charm for me many years ago when the players started leaving after a year or two.My interest in the pro game has eroded over the last 20 years or so.No defense,to much dunking and 3-point shooting, everyone travels or palms the ball,no one can make a mid-range jumper and a large number of the players seem to be reprehensible human beings.I keep a cursory eye on the regular season,but must admit the playoffs pull me in every year.Last years finals was a great series sans the all-time choke by the Spurs.I like the Spurs,contrary to what I said above they display some old fashioned basketball traits and how can you not root for Tim Duncan.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 10, 2014 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Baseball too.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDupenhagen Moonbat Date: Jan 11, 2014 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Yes. Too much passion for a white man to dare display in the Politically Correct Age.

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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 10, 2014 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Just use this opportunity to sneak in a good word for Derek Sanderson, the greatest 'color man' of them all--by far. He and Fred Cusick paired up for what was probably the greatest announcing of any sport, anywhere, that I've ever had the privilege to hear.

Like Jerry on guitar, they had an unschooled truth and beauty that was, being unschooled, all their own.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 10, 2014 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

I'm a Habs and even I thought Fred cusick was great. The night Ron tugnut stopped 73 shots at the Garden Fred ran out of things to say and screamed " what a Tugnut!"

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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 11, 2014 1:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/355865-bruins-loretugnutt-baffles-boston

https://archive.org/details/gd1991-03-21.sbd.miller.87289.sbeok.flac16

As much as I like to see a team in Colorado, I was never happy to see the Nordiques go. Maybe one day Quebec City will get another team

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 10, 2014 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Certainly my favorite without a doubt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXRisXzn7Ik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTdz2RBgTgk

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jan 12, 2014 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

I'm guessing Cusick didn't have much to get excited about 3 days later as the Flyers finished off the Bruins in game 6 to take the cup.

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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 11, 2014 1:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Wow, time machine stuff!

On May 16th 1974 the boys were in between gigs in Montana and Vancouver, hauling around the WoS. The show from May 14th '74 will be the next official release (Dave's Picks 9).

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Poster: He Live's Date: Jan 9, 2014 8:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

but he was IN EGYPT BRO! WITH KESEY>!!!

infallible human.

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Jan 10, 2014 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

I saw a video of his wife giving a tour of Bill's jam room at his home. His walls were covered with DVDs and CDS and such, not to mention a percussion ensemble tailored for his gigantic self.

Attachment: billy-walton-sons.jpeg

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jan 10, 2014 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

I hear rob around the corner with an extra 'l' at hand
sniff sniff sniff ...
We have discussed this before. He is a horrible announcer, but goddammitt, he makes me laugh.
When you can describe a lay up as 'rolling away the dew'
you're good in my book.
btw~ good new year to ya bd

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Poster: doodle32 Date: Jan 10, 2014 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Well man that's just like your opinion! He cracked me up and I loved his announcing. Brought lot's of love and enthusiasm to announcing.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 10, 2014 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bil Walton

Man, just like mine and many others, dude. "Search engine" the following: "bill walton is the worst announcer"

I had the pleasure of telling Bill at the '84 Greeks that David Thompson is my all time favorite college player. And don't get me wrong, I like Bill but I still think he sucks as an announcer, although he has some priceless quotes.

http://www.billwalton.com/walton-quotes